notmtwain: What she said is that she doesn't know where the next big experiment will come from.
WhyteRaven74: And it works beautifully just so long as you keep it way the hell away from quantum mechanics.
DeltaPunch: "supersymmetry: all very cool ideas that offer no falsifiable hypotheses"
you have pee hands: they built the supercollider to a specific size for that purpose.
WhyteRaven74: Well I can think of a few areas. Also the article is wrong, finding the Higgs boson only explains why certain matter has mass. There's still the issue of why the rest of it has mass. And then there's all sorts of fun other stuff about matter, like why fundamental particles fall into groups as they do. Then there's gravity. We still haven't found gravity waves though they should exist. And then there's tying gravity in with everything else. While more an issue for theoreticians there's still plenty to do on the experimental side.
AbiNormal: Didn't someone say something similar about 10 years before Einstein published his 3 papers in 1905?
entropic_existence: NowhereMon: How many times have people declared physics "done"?They have been wrong every time.And never has it been declared done by an actual Physicist would be my guess. As for the article, I am guessing the writer took Franklin's statements a bit out of context. It looks like she was talking about Particle Physics and Particle Accelerators. And her statement basically is: If this is definitely the Higgs (it isn't certain yet) and there is no indication we need anything else further to complete work on the Standard Model (there is some possibility that the Higgs discovered isn't exactly as predicted by the Standard Model), then I don't think we will build another accelerator because all of the other questions we have we still aren't sure how to approach with this methodology.
NowhereMon: How many times have people declared physics "done"?They have been wrong every time.
WhyteRaven74: Considering how much we can't explain, we're far from the end of physics.
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